After watching successful two seasons, fans are hanging tight and left wondering when they will get to see Hana Yori Dango season 3. So, here we plan to tell you its premiere or release date info but before diving into that that let’s have quick look at its prior seasons.
Hana Yori Dango also known by the name Boys Over Flowers is a Japanese romance and teen television drama series directed by Yasuharu Ishii. The series is based on the Japanese shōjo manga series, Boys Over Flowers written and Yoko Kamio. After delivering the first season in 2005 on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), its sequel or second season entitled Hana Yori Dango Returns aired in 2007. The series was also been adapted later as a movie named, ‘Hana Yori Dango Final’ in 2008.
Hana Yori Dango Star Cast
The main cast of the series is the same in both the first and second season which includes Mao Inoue as Makino Tsukushi, Jun Matsumoto as Domyouji Tsukasa, Shun Oguri as Hanazawa Rui, Soujiro, Tsuyoshi Abe as Mimasaka Akira, Shota Matsuda as Nishikado.
Mao Inoue is a famous Japanese actress and is working as an actress since she was five-year-old. She is best known for her roles in Japanese dramas like Kids War, Anmitsu Hime, and Hana Moyu. She also worked on many Japanese films like Check it Out, Yo, I Give My First Love to You, The Snow-White Murder Case, etc.
Jun Matsumoto is also a singer, model besides an actor. He won GQ Japan’s Man of the Year Award under the actor category for his performance in Hana Yori Dango. His most prominent works include his role in dramas like Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari, Bartender, Bokura No Yuki: Miman Toshi SP, Myū no Anyo Papa ni Ageru.
Shun Oguri Shun is best known for his roles in Pure Soul, Great Teacher Onizuka, Stand Up! and Tokyo Dogs.
Shota Matsuda is most popular for his work in Liar Game, The Empress of Ginza, and Love Shuffle.
Tsuyoshi is known for her performance in The Proof of Memories, Yakusha Damashii, and Koizora.
Hana Yori Dango Plot
‘Hana Yori Dango’ starts by presenting us with Makino Tsukushi. Makino Tsukushi is a tough, hard-working, polite, middle-class student at the renowned elite school Eitoku Gakuen. In the beginning, Makino needed to go to Eitoku because of her favorite, a globally famous model named Todou Shizuka, who was an former student of the school. Not long after however, Makino finds the shallow idea of her classmates. Their arrogance and her powerlessness to identify with them as a result of her societal position restrict her odds at making friends. One more terrible thing is that the whole school is controlled by the F4 (Flower Four), consists of playboys Nishikado Soujiro and Mimasaka Akira, introverted and having both intellect and attractiveness Hanazawa Rui and savage and obnoxious Domyouji Tsukasa. The F4, children of Japan’s richest and most remarkable tycoons, bully students out of boredom or evil until they are expelled or quit the school.
Makino’s only wish was to stay unnoticeable in Eitoku to try not to get into trouble. Anyhow, she is immersed into the existence of the four legendary bullies after her only friend at school, Sanjo Sakurako, incidentally spills juice on Domyouji’s white shirt in the cafeteria and she shields her. The following day, she gets a red tag in her locker (a request from the F4 to threaten the target student in whatever implies possible), and therefore, the entire school betrays her. Despite the threat, Tsukushi, the “intense weed”, refuses to give in and quit. After Domyouji squashes the prawn, her parents precisely cooked for her with his shoe, she at last snaps, takes him out, and announces battle back on him. This sudden counter gets him unsuspecting makes him experience passionate feelings for her. But, Tsukushi likes Rui, who thus has heartfelt affections for his cherished childhood friend Shizuka.
The romance between Tsukasa and Tsukushi is the main theme throughout the whole series. Different difficulties compromise their blooming relationship including Tsukushi’s faltering love for Rui, the jealousy of Eitoku, an obsessed childhood classmate, their disparities in social class and community, Tsukasa’s reckless and possessive nature, and the hostility of Domyouji Kaede, Tsukasa’s mom. The primary season closes with Domyouji giving the saturn neckband to Makino and her confession of love just before he leaves for New York.
This second season of Hana Yori Dango gets just after Domyoji leaves for New York. After a year of separation, Makino and Domyoji see whether their love can win over various obstacles placed in their path. F4 (Flower Four) are also plays a crucial part in their journey.
Hana Yori Dango Season 3 Release Date
The primary season i.e., Hana Yori Dango ran from 21 October 2005 to 16 December 2005 with 9 episodes. Season 2 i.e., Hana Yori Dango Returns premiered on 5th January 2007 and lasted until 16th March 2007 with 11 episodes. We haven’t heard any official announcement regarding season 3 as of now. However, if ‘Hana Yori Dango’ Season 3 gets re-established, it will probably get a release date in 2022. We will keep you updated when there is any official news or announcements.
Hana Yori Dango Trailer
Until we hear some good news from the side of makers, here is the trailer of Hana Yori Dango of both seasons to give you a better idea of the series.